Saturday morning, I met with several of my Guild members and we slashed our way through a mountain of donated fabric. We coordinated and cut up fabrics for kits for making simple quilts for The Star of Hope Mission. The quilts will be for kids, from infants to teens; we will also be making pillow cases. It was so much fun & we got so much done! We'll have a sewing day early next month. (An interesting insight: an anonymous member of the church where we meet gave us 6! big bags of scraps. It was such a variety of fabrics -- everything from old calicos from the 70s or 80s to some very recent fat quarters. There were lots of 2 or 2.5 inch strips, which made us wonder if the former owner had tried making the water-color quilts that were so popular quite a few years ago. But we all commented on how much our fabric stash says about us: how long we've been quilting, our tastes, who we sew for, etc. We also wondered about the person who gave up all that fabric -- does she just no longer quilt or did she pass away? I hope the former.)
Shug was out of town, so I was on my own Saturday evening. I set up a satellite sewing station downstairs in front of the tv -- my Featherweight on a little folding table, my adorable baby Bohin iron & a little cutting matt/ironing surface. (Not that Shug would mind me sewing downstairs, I just had blocks all over the floor, making it a bit difficult to walk around!) While I watched a movie (one I had seen before, cuz these blocks took a bit of concentration) I set together the Shirts and Slacks blocks. I rummaged through my fabrics and have found a suitable back -- in honor of the make-do mentality of my family, I want to buy as little as possible for this quilt. I probably even have enough batting to use.